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Rabindranath Tagore

(1861-1941), Poet and philosopher

Sitter in 7 portraits
Nobel Prize-winning poet and educationalist, Tagore achieved early success as a writer in his native Bengal, and worldwide fame through translations of his work. In addition to fifty volumes of poetry, including Manasi [The Ideal One] (1890) and Gitanjali [Song Offerings] (1910), he wrote plays, novels and essays. Tagore made extensive international tours, raising money for the experimental school he founded at Shantiniketan. He resigned the knighthood he received from the ruling British government in protest over British policies in India in 1919. Tagore's patriotic songs have been adopted as the national anthems of India and Bangladesh.

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Rabindranath Tagore, by William Fearon Halliday - NPG P992

Rabindranath Tagore

by William Fearon Halliday
sepia toned gelatin silver print, 1920s
On display in Room 25 on Floor 2 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG P992

Rabindranath Tagore, by William Rothenstein - NPG 6697

Rabindranath Tagore

by William Rothenstein
sanguine and black and white chalk, 1930
NPG 6697

Rabindranath Tagore, by Unknown photographer - NPG x198372

Rabindranath Tagore

by Unknown photographer
gelatin silver print, 1910s
NPG x198372

Rabindranath Tagore, by Li Osborne - NPG x45499

Rabindranath Tagore

by Li Osborne
chlorobromide print, 1920
NPG x45499

Rabindranath Tagore, by Harold Stein - NPG x194194

Rabindranath Tagore

by Harold Stein
vintage print, 1930s
NPG x194194

Rabindranath Tagore, probably by Jyotirindranath Tagore - NPG D20876

Rabindranath Tagore

probably by Jyotirindranath Tagore
pencil, 30 January 1914
NPG D20876


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